Park Overall

Park Overall

Highest Rated: 84% Mississippi Burning (1988)

Lowest Rated: 17% Sparkler (1998)

Birthday: Mar 15, 1957

Birthplace: Greeneville, Tennessee, USA

Best remembered as LaVerne, the deadpan, unemotional nurse to Dr. Weston on the NBC sitcom "Empty Nest" (1988-95) Park Overall has made a virtue of her honey-dipped Southern drawl and astute comic timing. The daughter of a college professor, she spent part of her youth at British boarding schools, and then played around during much of her college life--at her mother's school--that it took her six years to earn a degree. Yet, when she was ready for a career, it all fell into place. Overall won a small part in the low-budget "Body Passion" (1983), then followed the cameraperson, Richard Schlaeger, back to New York where, after several hard years, she was cast to replace the original actress as Rowena, the sympathetic prostitute, in Neil Simon's Broadway comedy "Biloxi Blues." The next year, Overall was brought to Hollywood by NBC to star in the unsold pilot "The Line," then was tapped by Mike Nichols to reprise her stage role in the 1988 feature adaptation of "Biloxi Blues."

Highest rated movies

Mississippi Burning
Biloxi Blues
House of Cards
The Vanishing
Undercover Blues




No Score Yet 40% Slammed! Derek's Mom (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% When Andrew Came Home Gail (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price of a Broken Heart Dot Hutlemeyer (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abilene Betty (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 63% Fifteen and Pregnant Evie Spangler (Character) - 1998
17% 43% Sparkler Melba May (Character) $5.5K 1998
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys Florence (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inflammable Warr. Off. Charlene Porter (Character) - 1995
49% 46% The Vanishing Lynn (Character) $13.4M 1993
56% 69% House of Cards Lillian Huber (Character) $102.4K 1993
37% 67% Undercover Blues Bonnie Newman (Character) $12.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Victims Paula Sims (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story Tyria Moore (Character) - 1992
75% 62% Biloxi Blues Rowena (Character) $41.9M 1988
84% 90% Mississippi Burning Connie (Character) $33.7M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tainted Marion (Character) - 1984


No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Lori Ann (Guest Star) 2001-2002
8% No Score Yet Ladies Man Unknown (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Nest Nurse LaVerne Todd (Character) 1988-1995
85% 82% The Critic Unknown (Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1988-1991
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Laverne Todd (Guest Star) 1989